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Donald Trump: With one ‘bing-bing,’ I catapulted Ron DeSantis

Trump did not mention the legal woes of Michael Cohen or Paul Manafort, but he did bring up DeSantis during a rally in West Virginia.
Published Aug. 22, 2018|Updated Aug. 22, 2018

President Donald Trump in West Virginia on Tuesday boasted about his bigly role in turning Ron DeSantis into the frontrunner for Florida's Republican gubernatorial nominee:

"I don't want to brag about it, but man do I have a good record of endorsements. In Florida, we have a great candidate, his name is Ron DeSantis, and he called me, and asked whether or not I could endorse him. And I said let me check it out. And he was at 3 (percentage points in polling). This was a few months ago. He was at 3. And I gave him a nice shot, and a nice little tweet. Bing-bing. And he went from 3 to like 20 something. And then I gave him my full and total endorsement. And now he's leading by like 19 points. And that election is next week. Leading in the primary. He's a good man."


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